The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for VPN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPN over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 55 42 46
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4  
Contract jobs citing VPN 4 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.66% 1.94% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 11.40% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 11
Median daily rate £195 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.85% +31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.84 £16.72
% change year-on-year -22.80% +0.71%  

VPN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 118 114 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.38% 16.99% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 53
Median daily rate £330 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.35% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 18
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.22% +4.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £13.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

VPN
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing VPN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPN in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VPN in Hertfordshire

VPN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -1 4 £195 -16.84%
VPN
East of England

VPN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VPN.

1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) Juniper
3 12 (75.00%) Wireless
3 12 (75.00%) Network Design
4 11 (68.75%) Firewall
4 11 (68.75%) Network Security
4 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
4 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
5 10 (62.50%) WAN
5 10 (62.50%) Broadband
5 10 (62.50%) ISDN
5 10 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (56.25%) ITIL
7 8 (50.00%) Network Management
8 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) CCNA
9 3 (18.75%) WLAN
10 2 (12.50%) CCNP
10 2 (12.50%) OSPF
10 2 (12.50%) e-Health
10 2 (12.50%) F5
11 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
11 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (6.25%) SaaS

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Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Wireless
3 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Network Security
3 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (62.50%) Broadband
4 10 (62.50%) ISDN
4 10 (62.50%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) WLAN
6 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 1 (6.25%) BGP
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.25%) IPsec
7 1 (6.25%) IPv6
7 1 (6.25%) MPLS
7 1 (6.25%) SSH
7 1 (6.25%) SSL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Support
2 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
3 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (43.75%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support
6 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Network Support Technician
6 2 (12.50%) Network Technician
6 2 (12.50%) Support Technician
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall Support
7 1 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) e-Health
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Network Design
2 10 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.25%) Huawei
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto